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CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm EST
medicare. if more sign on to his way of thinking, are we sure to go over the fiscal cliff? >>> defense companies are hoarding cash ahead of the fiscal cliff as well. could they be the next companies to reward shareholders with big, special dividends, or are they worried they'll need the cash because a bad storm is approaching courtesy of the fiscal cliff? back in a moment. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 when i'm trading, i'm totally focused. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and the streetsmart edge trading platform from charles schwab... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 gives me tools that help me find opportunities more easily. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i can even access it from the cloud and trade on any computer. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and with schwab mobile, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i can focus on trading anyplace, anytime. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 until i choose to focus on something else. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all this with no trade minimums. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and only $8.95 a trade. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 open an account with a $50,000 deposit, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and get 6 months commission-free trades.
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
-bowles just in the year 2015, starting with drug rebates under medicare part d. that money would come from the drug companies themselves, likely $6 billion just in the year of 2015. a change in inflation measure, that means that beneficiaries of medicare and medicaid might get less money going forward. that's $3 billion. cuts in farm subsidies, that's big. those guys would lose $3 billion that year. eliminating the in-school interest subsidy for student loans. that's a popular one for those folks who have taken out student loans but who are still in school. that would be a big hit, again, to those people taking student loans. clearly, there are going to be some unpopular political choices here. there's a lot of stuff that's very unpopular politically already in the simpson-bowles plan, which is what a lot of people here in washington are talking about as a starting point. don't forget, there's another very difficult conversation still to come, guys. >> no doubt, eamon. thanks so much. meantime t our next guest is one of the fix the debt ceos and wants more focus on the government spen
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm EST
medicare because the savings in medicare is involved in the affordable care act. the president already has that there. the savings there should be on the board. >> when we talk about cuts in entitlements, then, sir, where are we talking about makes further cuts? >> well, i don't know who's talking about -- are you talking about cuts in entitlements, but you aren't talking about cuts in providing health care. you talk about perhaps it could be with the providers. but you're not talking about the benefits on the side of this. i don't know, and nobody has explained to me, what role does insurance companies play in getting a sick person well? i mean, the money that you pay into them, i think that we're going to take a look at insurance companies. also in pharmaceuticals. there are big savings that could be negotiated. >> do you understand that, bill? i'm not sure i follow you. so we've got $16 trillion debt. we've got a deficit every year of $1 trillion or more -- >> i'm saying the savings are in pharmaceuticals. >> where are the cuts? >> we can cut by not paying the maximum price
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
happen, which is to reform entitlements. i understand medicare say bigger problem than social security but it's all part of the same discussion in the end. >> yes, exactly it is. look, social security is not solvent over 75-year window. it's solvent for a reasonably short period of time but it needs more money to pay the benefits it's promised. either benefits have to be cut or revenue has to be increased. whatever -- however they describe the tract that negotiation is on, it is part of the long-term entitlement challenge washington and congress has to solve. >> all right. see if we could really be worried about them talking about taking it off the table. >>> fears of the fiscal cliff we're talking about right now, weak demand dragging down energy prices today. sharon epperson at the nymex. >> oil prices are falling waiting for more news to come out of the recent range. we are looking at a decline in crude oil, the wti contract and brent crude prices. the fact we're still waiting for a deal in greece, the fact we're waiting for major economic news here in the u.s. and the fact we're st
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
, medicare and medicaid from any cuts in the friscal cliff negotiations. >> ceos meeting with president obama at the white house. that pow wow kicking off within the hour. >>> also ahead, this important story -- >> i plan to go to law school of a i graduated. looks like my folks won't have enough money to put me through college. >> well, the world needs ditch diggers too. >> student loan debt nears the $1 trillion mark. that's right. $1 trillion. new evidence college may not be worth it after all. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> another retailer declaring a special dividend. let's send it over to kayla for a quick market flash. >> that retailer is guess. that dividend came amid a lackluster quarter for the company. it beat on the top line but missed on the bottom line. it lowered guidance
FOX Business
Nov 21, 2012 3:00pm EST
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FOX Business
Nov 23, 2012 12:00pm EST
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FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
look at medicare and medicaid. >> joining to us talk about that and more is alan krueger, chairman of the council of economic advisers. can you help us interpret what jay carney just said? a lot of republicans have gone into this debate and discussion saying, you want more in taxes but in the same time we have to have entitlement reform. is he taking that off the table, mr. krueger? >> the president has pursued a balanced approach all along. he's had entitlement reform on the table. if you look at budgets, there are tough decisions there relating to health care costs, which are driving our deficits. additional revenue from upper income earners. >> medicare is still on the table when it comes to discussions about the fiscal cliff but not social security? what exactly are we talking about? >> as jay carney said, social security is not a driver of of the deficit. we need to focus on what has created the problems we're facing. those are rapid growth and health care costs and tax cuts for the very wealthy, which the nation can't afford. >> i get the -- what he's saying. in fact, i agree. w
FOX Business
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm EST
: this stuff is a thousand times the power of lysol. hospitals are being told now that medicare will no longer reimburse them for hospital infections, meaning the incentive is now there for hospitals to clean up their act. >> you know from the past i have not been the biggest fan of all the healthcare provisions, but like everything, there's the good with the bad. one of the great provisions i think they put in this bill, and we are selfishly uniquely poised to capitalize on this, hospitals will no longer be reimbursed and need to report on the healthcare related infections. it is getting much greater scrutiny which will be better in reducing costs and improving care. liz: you are in hca hospitals? >> yes, we are. liz: why isn't everyone getting signed up with this product? >> it is just getting cleared -- just cleared in california. just bringing to market right now. just got into a big ambulance system in tennessee this morning. liz: i have to ask you a question, doctor ties as in the ties they wear as they bend over a patient, the 20th patient of the day and that tie has some type
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